The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Monday, December 15, 2008

The day I thought I was going to die!!!


Last week I was talking to my mom on the phone, looking at our Christmas tree, when I saw one of the branches moving. What I found on that branch was a praying mantis. I called the kids in, we all got excited and then Maddison said, "move everyone, I'll get it!!!". After tackling her to the ground, I informed her that she would NOT be touching a bug in our house. It's bad enough that it's in the house, she doesn't need to go handling it. So, I forgot about the praying mantis UNTIL TODAY!!! I was on the phone with Holly, having a great conversation when I went to put a book in my scripture bag, that was on the couch, right next to the tree. As I leaned down to grab the handles, I saw something on them, and when I was ONE INCH away from it, I realized that is was the praying mantis !!!$#%()#@&%)@(*#$)(@# I screamed and then some vulgarity came out of my mouth. Poor Holly was on the phone and thought someone had just died and I felt like I was having a stroke. HOLY COW!!!! I hate bugs so much, obviously, because I rarely swear, so it must have been bad. Ohhhhh, I finally calmed down enough to tell Holly that I had NOT just cut off my hand and got Randy in there to take the 8" beast out of the house. I am sure it was 8" big, that's how big it looked during "the incident". Anyhow, I'm so glad that my heart is in good working order. Fshewww!!! Escaped that one!!!

7 comments:

heidi said...

Thats so funny. your lucky it didnt put Holly in labor.

tyandnat said...

Hope, do you follow the story/blog of nie nie? If you don't know what i'm talking about then you don't...but you should and I'll tell you about it later.

I was just reading a reposted post on her blog from a few years ago that they cut down a christmas tree and a few days later had 400 to 1000 baby praying mantises in their house from a leg laid in their tree...did I give you nightmares yet? Good Luck!

Zitting Zoo said...

I seriously thought someone was dead and bleeding! Grant thought it was hilarous! He couldn't believe YOU are scared of bugs-It was so good to talk to you-heartattack and all

Mrs. Kristie Rindlisbacher said...

You need to toughen up! BTW I think that it is hilarious that Reagan can recognize your voice from across the street! Thanks again for babysitting for us last night!

Brenda said...

If only I could have been a fly on the wall...with a video camera. :-) We are planning to be there on Friday, see you then!

Aleisha said...

That would have been a fun sight to see!! lol

Guzman Gang said...

That is so funny! Thats how I am with spiders! I love your family pictures! Merry Christmas